I don’t care how out of ‘fashion’ this is - I love it . Mind you it’s probably so out of fashion, it’s cool. However, I do think it is better with cubed meat rather than minced meat.
Heat the olive oil in a casserole, or saucepan.
Cook the meat until it changes colour, add the onion and garlic and stir around for a minute.
Add the tinned tomatoes, chopped chillies, peppers, and a good pinch of salt.
Cover with a lid, bring to the boil and simmer for about 1 hour or until the meat is cooked (it should be nice and tender).
By the end of cooking, the liquid should have reduced to a thick sauce; if it gets too dry though during cooking just add a little more water.
You can also put this into an oven at 150c(300f).
Finally, add the cumin, kidney beans (and a little of the bean liquid, if you like) and brown sugar.
Simmer for a further 10 mins.
Serve with rice,a spoonful of sour cream,some grated cheddar, maybe a taco and some coriander leaves sprinkled on top!
Great too with tomato salsa and guacamole, and if some of your friends like a bit more heat , serve the Hot Chilli Sauce too !
Hot Chilli Sauce:
Whizz up all the ingredients in a food processor, add a good pinch of salt, and 1 tbsp of water.
* This, like so many other stews, gets even better the next day. It also freezes.
* If you realise at the end of cooking that you have not put in enough chilli, just add a dash of Tabasco sauce.
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